Bike & Ped Funding & Car VS Ped & Bike Update

Happy Trails / Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cliff and Emily talk about the latest opportunities and challenges for bike/ped funding and HCAOG's update of the Regional Transportation plan. We also look at the 2 latest ped/bike vs motorized vehicle incidents in Eureka.


Land Trusts & Public Access and 101 Safety Corridor & Coastal Commission

Happy Trails / Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Cliff and Emily talk with Don Allen of the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust about land trusts, what they are and how the help protect public access. Extension of the Hammond Trail north to Trinidad is also discussed. Next Emily detailed the Coastal Commission's staff recommendations about the 101 Safety Corridor, issues with the Indianola overpass and lack of pedestrian and bicycle safety in the Cal Trans proposal.


Sculpting Sand

Coastal Currents / Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Carol Vander Meer, Executive Director of Friends Of The Dunes joins us for Coastal Currents to talk about the upcoming Sand Sculpture event; Jessica Hall also discuss a recent meeting regarding the proposed East-West railroad.


Alex Stillman Under Fire & Still On The NCRA Board

Happy Trails / Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cliff and Emily talk with Alex Stillman who was recently appointed to the NCRA board but soon after ran into challenges from conservative forces wishing her ouster. Last week she moved past the first challenge when the Eureka City Council pull the item from their agenda. Next the NCRA will meet in July to either confirm her appointment or set a revote. Stillman also talk about her thoughts on the current challenges facing the NCRA and Rail With Trail projects.



The Ferndale Report / Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's all about money; dairy farmers are still trying to get some dough from the Creamery; the HumCo Fair Board wants to raise another $150k for some reason or other; school board tests the waters for a bond issue; and so much more.


Bob Ornelas Biking In Europe & Alex Stillman/NCRA Controversy

Happy Trails / Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cliff and Emily talk with Bob Ornelas, recently back from his trip to Spain and Italy. He discusses all the various non-motorized transportation options there and the relationship between motorists and pedestrians and cyclists. Also discussed is the situation of the possible ouster of Alex Stillman from the NCRA board, just weeks after being appointed to it. A lot of political pressure is being put on Eureka Mayor, Frank Jager for casting the deciding vote to get her appointed. The Eureka City Council meets tonight at 6pm. Alex Stillman will a guest on Happy Trails next week, after the city council meets and before the next meeting of the NCRA.


HCAR 511 & NCRA Update

Happy Trails / Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Cliff and Emily talk with Susan Driscoll, Director of Transportation at HCAR about the efforts to coordinate Humboldts transpiration questions under a 511 information number. Also and update on the new make up of the NCRA and what that means for trail efforts in Humboldt County.


Patty Larkin

Live at KHUM / Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Patty Larkin returns to KHUM to play old songs live and share new recorded music.


New Community Bike Kitchen & Changes at NCRA

Happy Trails / Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Cliff and Emily talk wtih Chirs Honar about the new Community Bike Kitchen at Jefferson School in Eureka which just had its grand opening this past weekend. Personnel changes at the NCRA are also discussed. The resignation of Bill Kier, the appointment of Alex Stilman and the appointment of either Dan Hauser or Richard Marks to the NCRA by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is looked at.


Learn To Row/Green Slime Mystery

Coastal Currents / Wednesday, May 22, 2013

You want to learn to row? The Humboldt Bay Rowing Association is way down, despite those boats' lack of cupholders.


Bike Friendly Business Districts

Happy Trails / Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cliff and Emily talke with Melanie Williams of "Bikes There" and Melanie Bettenhausen, outreach director for the North Coast Co-Op. The concept of Bike Friendly Business Districts and their impact on the local economy. The City of Long Beach is cited and as a successful example and the Co-Op as a local case study.


Get On A Boat

Coastal Currents / Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Vanessa Vasquez of Humboldt Baykeeper wants you to take what is rightfully yours: a free boat ride on the long, blue watery road that is Humboldt Bay.


Eilen Jewell 5-14-13

Live at KHUM / Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Eilen Jewell live at KHUM


California Climate Ride

Happy Trails / Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cliff and Emily talk with Shannon Tracey and Caelie Quinn about the upcoming 5th Annual Climate Ride. The ride goes from Fortuna to San Francisco, starts May 19th and concludes on May 23rd. About 160 riders of varying experience will make the trek to San Francisco in order raise funds and call attention to sustainable climate friendly transportation options. More info at


Safety On The Streets of Eureka

Happy Trails / Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cliff Berkowitz and Emily Sinkhorn talk with Charles Roecklein, Eureka City Engineer, Sheila Parrott, Eureka Traffic Engineer, Dan Moody, Eureka Traffic Operations, and Gary Whitmer, Eureka PD. After several recent fatal pedestrian vs motor vehicle accents and data showing the City of Eureka as one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians and cyclist a discussion with city officials who deal with pedestrian safety was in order. Stats are discussed along with a variety of suggestions for changes in trafic flow including delaying the green light to allow pedestrians to cross with the walk signal.


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